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To what extent can private records be withheld from

To what extent can private records be withheld from discovery? I have a situation where my "mental health" has been called into question and the defendants are asking for me to sign a general Hippa release to collect my confidential files. To what extent can I say no? I don't have a problem giving them copies of records they request but I've got a big problem giving them a blank authorization that I've signed and I have good reason. Can I refuse to provide that?I also need to know if I can ask one of the defendants to provide their own psychiatric records from her doctors... Basically, my sister and I both were diagnosed with bipolar disorder and she is one of the names defendants. She has accused me of being schizophrenic, borderline... The list goes on. We were both diagnosed with bipolar at the same time roughly twenty years ago and she is currently denying it. They are asking for my records and I need to know if I can ask a defendant for theirs.

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I retained an Attorney for a HIPPA Violation, to Subpoena

I retained an Attorney for a HIPPA Violation, to Subpoena the Hospital for my records to see who had acquired my records, I just got a Divorce through the same firm, and we both work in the medical field, and she works where my records are, and I had to go disability for about 3-months due to an infection and had to lower her alimony for that time and she activated my account to see my progression and when I was discharged so I would have to pay her in back alimony, he attorney that handeled the divorce didn't want the case because he was already in several suits against the hospital, so he got one of his other attorneys to take the case, and I went to him and he said he had all that was needed and all I had to do was pay him in which I did, and now he will not return my calls, he has not filed the subpoena, he will not try and get in touch with me at all, what can ido to get him to either do the case or return my money?

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Marsha411JD

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My mother died in 2010. What procedure should I take to gain

My mother died in 2010. What procedure should I take to gain access to her medical records?

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KJL LAW

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My wife goes to a dental clinic where there are aprrox 12

My wife goes to a dental clinic where there are aprrox 12 dentists, on of them which is not her dentist go her phone number from her fill and started texting her and trying to meet her...finally he finally persuaded her to come to his house and who knows what transpired, she won't say and he won't as well,,,I have phone text and GPS tracking from my wifes car to his house, I have found that he has a reputation of doing things like this...obviously my marriage is over and I have a 4 year old, I made the clinic aware of the issue and asked them to deal with him due to the HIPPA violation however they quickly stopped the communication with me,,,can I sue him and the clinic for what has happened and destroyed my future ?

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Roger

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My job fired me claiming i had a fraudulent doctors note. Is

My job fired me claiming i had a fraudulent doctors note. Is that even possible that they can obtain my personal information according to the hippa law?

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ScottyMacEsq

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Do verbal conversations between dr. and patient that are not

Hi. Do verbal conversations between dr. and patient that are not private violate dr/patient confidentiality or HIPPA laws?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: MichiganJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No - I attempted to ask the question on the website - but after I entered my CC# ***** said not available for my question.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I was having a medical consultation with an MD for weight loss and 3 other patients were outside the room (with door open) and overheard details of my medical history. Is this a violation? Thank you.JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Hi - This wasn't a traffic related issue. Thank you.

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Gerald, Esq

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I am a doctor and have got a letter from my patient's mother

I am a doctor and have got a letter from my patient's mother who asks me to contact her son to persuade him to take a test that I ordered but he did not follow my recommendations. She also asks me not to mention that she wrote a letter to me. Patient is 30 years old, seriously ill, not a responsible person, does not listen to his mother.

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I have a half sister that is mentally challenged...she is a

I have a half sister that is mentally challenged...she is a renal patient of 20 plus years and also has congestive heart failure among other health issues...about three months ago she was placed in a long term care facility. Recently I went to visit her and found she had been hit by another resident....I took a picture of her hoping my mother would see that she is in distress at this facility...and move her closer to family as the nearest family members are at least an hour away...the facility where this happened, took a statement of my sister's complaint as well as myself..they knew I had taken a picture of my sister after she had been hit...the facility had me delete the picture....with technology being what it is...knew how to retrieve the picture....am I in violation of the Hippa Laws if I use this picture in a court room... I need to do something to protect her...

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I just got home from Las Vegas and while I was at the MGM

I just got home from Las Vegas and while I was at the MGM Signature which was filthy (I stayed there) I was food poisoned. I complained to my credit card company as well as the hotel and the credit card company demanded a medical report from my physician. Are they allowed to do this due to HIPPA laws? I did go to the doctor, please note and I am still sick.

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